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Baba Othman Ngelzarma is the National Secretary, Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, otherwise known as Fulani herdsmen.

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EDO 2016: Alleged plot to kill Oshiomhole lingers, deputy formally enters gov. race

The politics of Edo State charged up, last week, following the revelation that emanated after a peace meeting between Governor Adams Oshiomhole and his deputy, Dr Pius Odubu. The governor had, at the meeting, alleged that his deputy contracted native doctors to kill him. But his deputy denied the allegation vehemently, asserting that it was masterminded by people who wanted to destroy the cordial relationship between him and his boss over the past seven years.

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A picture taken on September 16, 2015 shows workers trying to tie a pipe of the first refinery in Nigeria, which was built in 1965 in oil rich Port Harcourt, Rivers State. The Port Harcourt refinery is Nigeria's oldest, built in 1965, nine years after crude was first found under the marshy soil and creeks of the delta, where the Niger river meanders to the Gulf of Guinea. Refineries in nearby Warri and Kaduna in the north central region were built in the years that followed, while a new plant was added to the same site in Port Harcourt in 1989. In recent years, however, it became a byword for corruption, a murky, state-run body where billions of dollars in revenue apparently disappeared. AFP PHOTO

Unending repairs of refineries: The billions gone so far

News that two of country’s refineries have resumed production, with the third scheduled to resume production in the next few days, might have raised hopes of a speedy resolution of the fuel crisis, but one major issue of concern is how much is the refineries constant shut down, repairs and maintenance costing the nation and when would the refineries be fixed once and for all.

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•Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu’s during the Book launch

Who loves Ekweremadu’s country?

It was an uncommon meeting of minds last Wednesday when Nigeria’s top political, business, diplomatic, religious, traditional and academic leaders converged at the International Conference Centre, Abuja to ponder on the rarely discussed issue of love for Nigeria. The event was the presentation of the book, “Who will love my country: Ideas for building the Nigeria of our dream”, written by the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu.

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Saraki in court

Tabloidisation, media lynching of Saraki

Prof. Ornstein has not been far from the mind of this writer since the trial of Senator Bukola Saraki began. For it was Prof. Ornstein who propounded the theory that the US Congress suffers from low ratings based on changes in the electronic and print media which have led to a greater emphasis on negative and unwarranted sensationalisation of happenings inside the hallowed chambers of the U.S. Congress, which he termed “tabloidisation”. Senator Bukola Saraki is the President of the Nigerian Senate and the tabloidisation of his trial derives from the exalted position he holds!

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Okiemute Majemite

Delta PDP Chairmanship race: Odds in Majemite’s favour

AS the race for the Delta State Peoples Democratic Party, PDP chairmanship begins to gather momentum, it is becoming crystal clear that it would inevitably zero in on an Urhobo man with a political clout. The choice of an Urhobo man for this high office makes good political sense as the Urhobo are not only the largest ethnic group in Delta State but also the fifth largest ethnic group in Nigeria.

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Tributes pour in for late Jafojo, ex-Lagos deputy gov

ON Saturday, April 23, news filtered in that former deputy Governor of Lagos State, Alhaji Rafiu Bakare Adeyefa Jafojo had passed on.

Though, Jafojo had withdrawn from the public eye owing to his old age, his death came as a rude shock to many political bigwigs cutting across the political divide.
Jafojo, who was the first deputy Governor during Alhaji Lateef Jakande’s administration in the Second Republic, between October 1st, 1979 and 31st December, 1983, died late Saturday evening in his Lagos residence, No 2 C Orishe Street, Ikeja, Lagos State, at the age of 80 after a brief illness.

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Segun Idris

Ambode, LASIEC working to make LG poll credible — Idris

MR Segun Idris, who seeks to govern Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area on the platform of All Progressives Congress, APC, in this interview says the delay in conducting local government election in Lagos State, is in the interest of the state. Idris is confident that the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission, LASIEC, would conduct a credible exercise given its preparedness.

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PDP has nothing to campaign with in Edo — Eribo

Mr. Crosby Osadolor Eribo is the member representing Egor constituency and chairman House committee on Appropriation. He was a three term Chairman of Egor Local Government. In this interview, he speaks on issues pertaining to the forthcoming local government elections, rebuffs allegations against Governor Adams Oshiomhole raised by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) among other issues

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